Welsh Boys Names...

(29 Posts)
abrotherfor Wed 05-Dec-12 00:06:15

We're English although have Welsh family on both sides, my mum's relatives are all Welsh, my husband spent a lot of time in Wales growing up, so we have been influenced by Wales for our daughters and now we're trying to come up with a name for our first son.

We currently have Isobel (not Welsh, I know) Siân and Carys. They're names that aren't too obscure here nor difficult for the English to say (once you get past "Is it Sigh-anne or See-anne?" hmm).

Things we're looking for in a boys name, not so Welsh that we start to look themed, not David variations, I'm personally not keen on John variations because of having a Siân although he seems to be going that way. I don't mind if it's Scottish/ Irish names either actually, Isobel is the Scottish spelling, or old English names - the girls and I suggested Warwick as we got married there and I take the girls a lot, but he's not keen, although my mum (the only person we really trust with names during pregnancy) is, so feel free to tell me it's a good name wink

Don't know if this is too Welsh, but Cai? Easy to pronounce when you see it.

Stonefield Wed 05-Dec-12 00:25:52

How about,

Bryn
Gareth
Ieuan

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 05-Dec-12 00:36:51

Warwick is unusual but after a few moments I thought that's smart, it grew on me. Do you think your husband might come round to liking it?

I have a soft spot for Morgan and Griffith, I Googled Welsh saints' names and there were two I noticed and liked, Teilo (9th Feb) and Asa (11th May).

Selks Wed 05-Dec-12 01:26:16

Ianto
Owen
Geraint
Brynn

tinyshinyanddon Wed 05-Dec-12 03:10:17

Ellis?

AmIGoingMad Wed 05-Dec-12 04:45:12

Rhys?
Elis- no double L as it would then be ell- is like in Llanelli apparently according to welsh teacher I know
Ifan/ Evan
Morgan
Oshan
Dylan
Dafydd

AmIGoingMad Wed 05-Dec-12 04:45:37

Owain

AmIGoingMad Wed 05-Dec-12 04:58:00

Glyn
Carwyn- that might be too welsh if you're after more subtly welsh
Why can't I sleep?!?!

Cwtchbach Wed 05-Dec-12 09:25:50

Some that should be easy in England that I can think of
Lloyd
Rhys
Gareth
Huw
Gethin
Iwan
Ioan - John sorry but thought well known due to actor
Geraint - because of cyclist
Tomos
Morgan
Dylan
Bryn

I have an Osian in England (Osh-An) everyone manages it fine, most people call him Osh.

spiderlight Wed 05-Dec-12 13:56:35

Rhidian <biased>

Ilovecake1 Wed 05-Dec-12 19:49:02

Iolo
Jac
Macs
Harri
Mabon
Osian

LingDiLong Wed 05-Dec-12 22:08:10

I like Warwick actually. But I'm possibly influenced by the fact that I really loved a character from CSI called Warwick.

How about Iago? Welsh for James (I think) but also not just a Welsh name of course.
Steffan is another easy to pronounce name that isn't necessarily thought of as Welsh.

My favourite is Griffith but if it were me I would go for just Griff or at a push Griffin as my dm has terrible form for spitting when talking and I really dont want to be showered everytime she mentions the name.

sleeplessinderbyshire Wed 05-Dec-12 22:13:29

I am english, DH is welsh.

My favourite Welsh boy's name is Rhodri. I also like Ioan, Iestyn, Gethin, Bryn, Tomas, Garth

Flossiechops Wed 05-Dec-12 22:13:40

Without a shadow of a doubt the best welsh boys name is Dylan. Of course I say this as I have one myself (welsh dh!) I didn't like it at first but living in England there aren't that many and now I think it looks gorgeous when I see it written. But then I'm biased!

SecretSantaFix Wed 05-Dec-12 22:15:41

Bryn
Morgan
Rhys
Iestyn
Rhodri
Emrys
Emyr
Geraint
Gethin
Owain

IwishyouaMerryChristmas Wed 05-Dec-12 22:22:17

Aled. Every family should have an Aled grin

abrotherfor Wed 05-Dec-12 22:56:56

I'm going to have to share these with him tomorrow, there's a few I really like. I'm really getting into the Arthurian names. I think I may have problems with that though because whilst he loves the Arthurian legends, he may not want to be associated with a certain programme! He likes Ieuan, so not too close to Siân or an obvious Jane and John thing but I'd know. I might be able to persuade him on a name that includes Wyn as he was just saying it was his great-uncle's name but it's too old man.

After the day we've had I feel like choosing a very Welsh name that will make people pause and struggle with it because it would make me laugh for certain people to have problems! BUT I can't choose a name to last his life to be mean to mean people (I could have it as a fake name and change it within a year... hmmgrin)

SecretSantaFix Wed 05-Dec-12 23:15:02

Aneurin
Edryd
Elgan
Guto
Gwion
Gwydion
Llewelyn

lolalotta Thu 06-Dec-12 06:44:42

I went to school with a Dylan, Dafydd, Gareth, Rhys...that's all I can think of right now!!!!

McKayz Thu 06-Dec-12 06:50:03

Dylan is a great name. (Biased as its DS2's name)

I have a welsh DH(not DS2's dad) and we looked at welsh names and we both love Ianto, Ioan and Gethin. I like Rhys but there are 6 in DS1's little school here in Yorkshire.

EMS23 Thu 06-Dec-12 06:56:14

I love Taliesin

Inertia Thu 06-Dec-12 07:01:14

I really like Taliesin, but might not fit your obvious pronunciation criterion.

Huw?

Empross76 Tue 18-Dec-12 11:07:59

Osian
Macsen
Teifion
Taliesin

alexpolismum Tue 18-Dec-12 15:34:16

My current favourite Welsh boys name: Iestyn

ChestnutsRoastingonaWitchesTit Tue 18-Dec-12 15:40:15

Another vote for Taliesin. ( I say it like "Tally-Ess-In)
People might struggle with the formal name but as a nickname Tal or Tally is about the sweetest nn for a boy ever.

TalkativeJim Fri 21-Dec-12 08:24:58

Tal can be short for Talfryn too, which is lovely and not as hard as it looks - pronounced Tal-vrin

Celt
Rhodri
Llewelyn ( that'll be a good fun one to wind people up ! ) Llew for short
Rory ( not Welsh , I know )

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